Just got back from the studio. The interview went really well, and I'm really pleased with the outcome. I'm sure I'll have plenty of nitpicky feedback for myself after I review it in detail later on. But for now, I'm thrilled that it flowed as well as it did.
Thank you all for your clothing suggestions. I ended up wearing a rather conservative gray suit with a white shirt and a tie. I brushed my hair - Mom would be proud - and did my best to smile. Oh, and I shaved (thanks, Jeff!)
Interestingly, the power blipped a couple of minutes before we went to air. It seemed like the building had switched over to generator power. I looked at the on-site producer - I did the interview from a studio on the university campus, while the interviewer was in Toronto, where Canada AM originates - and we both shrugged.
Not three minutes after the interview ended, as I was getting disconnected, the power failed completely. As I exited the building, the fire alarm in building next door was blaring, and the street was filled with fire trucks and police cars. Fun!
I'm going to change and head into the office now. The day awaits, and I'm certain it will continue to bring new challenges and new opportunities. May your day treat you in a similar manner.
Your turn: Do you think I can have a nap around lunchtime? I'm tired!
MY BRAIN IS FRIED
1 day ago
Way to go, Carmi! I just caught your interview, and you came off as polished and professional, and certainly with an air of knowledge and confidence.
You rocked! I can't believe all that behind the scenes stuff happened right before and after you taped -- You'd never know it.
You were fabulous Carmi...and unbelievably smart!
Absolutely no prejudice here!!
I think you deserve a nap...I know I'm going to have one. I was so worried you wouldn't hear the alarm that I checked the clock about every 10 minutes until you had to get up and then I was afraid I was going to fall asleep and miss it.
You did us proud!!
Congrats once again, Carmi!
Unfortunately I wasn't able to see the segment; my internet's been up and down for the past couple days, so I missed yesterday's blog about today's TV spot. Please let us know if there will eventually be a link on the web, like with CBC.
Oh and of course! Have a nap. They're very good for you!
I think the interviewer should have provided you with a deluxe suite for your use over the next three days.
With NO laptops provided.
I'm not in Canada so cannot see the segment. You'll be a Peter Jennings of the tech world soon! Oh, a nap is a forgone conclusion if it is as hot and muggy there as it is here.
Have a great nap -- you worked hard for it! Enjoy!
I'm a big endorser of lunch time naps! Love em
Power naps (aka siestas) should be mandatory.
Grrrrrr I don't get Canadian tv here...damn it all.
Is the heat bad there too where the power grids aren't holding? Of course you can take a nap, you deserve it
Congrats, Carmi, although I didn't get to see it. Not sure if it would have shown here in the DFW area of Texas. I bet you looked great and should reward yourself with a nap.
I got here too late to vote on the nap - but I would've said YES!
I wish I could have seen the interview.
I say yes to the nap. :)
Hi Carmi...long time no see!
Cool! Sad I didn't get to hear/see it. My husband sometimes listens to CBC radio on the computer, but I don't have TV.
I left you this message in response to yours on my blog re Tobey McGuire:
Just a guess, but it's probably the eyes, but if I had to assign you to a celebrity look-alike I might give you Joaquin Pheonix (sans the scar on the upper lip and the scowl).
Happy Day from Michele (again)!
I have naps in the early afternoon every day. I'd never make it through the day without my snoozie! So if I can, you can too.
Michele insists I stalk you
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